Garth Carstens – CEO
Garth has been actively involved in the global yachting industry for over 34 years and has an intimate knowledge of: Yacht Design, Yacht Building, Yacht Brokerage, Yacht Chartering, Yacht Management/Asset Management, Yacht Syndication/Fractional Ownership and Currency Hedge Investments. He founded Marine Syndicate Management Systems, Alpha Abacus Maritime Holdings and Vantage Land Sea Sky.
He is also the founder of Mankind 4 Humanity, Fx Franchising & Consulting and has been instrumental in developing and promoting currency hedge investments throughout the world.

Chris Metalle – CFO

Chris has a background in Corporate Finance and Private Equity where he was a director for many years leading major financing projects in sectors such as software, manufacturing and real estate.  He has worked in corporate finance and private equity at 3i PLC, BZW and Deloittes as well as running pre-IPO financings at SG Investment Bank. He has a thorough knowledge of the investment banking and financial services sector and a deep appreciation of the compliance challenges facing firms in the financial sector.  He holds an Honours degree from Durham University and an MBA from Bradford University.

Jean-Pierre Vernier – Executive Chairman

Jean-Pierre is the Managing Partner of MAMA.LU (EX. INTEGRAL MARITIME SOLUTIONS) and Corporate Director for Shipping Companies (Helix Energy Group-MT KAILASH), Commercial Companies (WEFI-SOI) and Investment Funds in Luxembourg (BACKBONE-DBENCH-EVEREST ONE).  Jean-Pierre is a Licensed Ship Manager with the Luxembourg Ministry of Economics, Board Member of The Economist Club Luxembourg, Member of The Board of Directors and Partner of Backbone Luxembourg.Previous positions include: Managing Director Navilux S.A, Director 2RS – Risk & Reinsurance Solutions, Director Banque Degroof Luxembourg, Managing Director Ferline Maritime LTD, First Vice President Banque Internationale A Luxembourg S.A., Senior Manager International Bankers Incorporated S.A. Luxembourg, Senior Manager Locabail International Finance Paris (Subsidiary of Compagnie  Bancaire – Paribas Group), Senior Manager Banque Worms Paris and General Manager Societe P. Segal in Paris.  

Benoit Egee – COO

Benoit is a Partner and Advisor to Finscoms Ltd, a full-service communication and marketing business for those within the Investment Funds, Financial & Professional Services Sectors. Thanks to its client-oriented approach and broad view of the financial industry, he helps its client’s better market themselves and connect to the investment community. Benoît previously held positions as CMO and BD Director for Arendt & Medernach, Head of Marketing for BGL BNP Paribas and COO for ING Private Banking Luxembourg. Benoît managed significant projects, from the creation of an asset management firm to the replacement of a national payment scheme.